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PV Sindhu Becomes First Indian Daughter to bag Olympic Silver Medal

PV Sindhu becomes first Indian Daughter to bag Olympic Silver medal

The day was different when all the news items focused only on the prestigious and most awaited Women’s Gold Medal Match, with all hopes laying on P.V Sindhu the ace shuttler of India.

Media persons gathered at her home to collect the response from her parents, about her historic entry into finals. And the time came where billions of Indians stuck to the television watching the match and cheering.

PV Sindhu fought in the final match till the last set point against her opponent Carolina Marine from Spain. After winning the first set, Sindhu saw a dominant opponent which made her lose the game 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 to Marine. However, the 21-year-old Telugu girl fought like a true champion to secure Silver medal for her country.

PV Sindhu Becomes First Indian to Enter Badminton Finals in Olympics: Assures a Silver Medal

The post match gestures by Sindhu won billions of hearts in the indoor stadium and the viewers in front of the TV. Carolina sobbed after her win and dropped her racquet. Then the Sindhu congratulated Carolina for her success with a hug and went back picked up Marines Racquet and kept it in the winners bag. This gesture lauded Sindhu’s win more than the gold.

PV Sindhu bags Silver Medal at Rio Olympics
PV Sindhu (India), Carolina Marine (Spain), Nozomi Okuhara (Japan)

Indian Coach P.Gopichand was facing Double pressure than the player with a Racquet. All his efforts and dreams to get gold for the country were on his shoulders. His support for the young women throughout the game was appreciated by the Indian landscape.

Carolina too became the first Women to bag Gold for her country in Badminton singles. The top-seeded broke into tears during the medal ceremony where Spains National Anthem was played. Carolina dominated her play and proved that she is worth Gold medal.

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After Sindhu’s historic win Government of Telangana has announced a price amount of 1 Cr. The other rewards she is likely to get are 50 lakh cash price from Madhya Pradesh government, a BMW from Hyderabad District Badminton Association, cash price from All India Football Federation. She may be signing as Brand Ambassador for a top Jewellery shop and some real estate firms.

Rio Day 10 Highlights: K. Srikanth and PV Sindhu Keep Medal Hope Alive For India

Rio Day 10 Highlights

Rio Day 10 Highlights: Simone Biles who is known for winning a gold medal in gymnastic events has shocked by ending at bronze. She had a slip on the balance beam. However, Laurie Hernandez of the same nation USA took silver for Women’s balance beam (gymnastics).

Charlotte Dujardin’s of Great Britain won gold in a cycling event. She became second British women to win three gold’s.

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As of today, United States is leading in the medals tally with 75 medals in total. Great Britain follows the US with 41 medals.

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India is yet to open its medals account due to the poor performances and hairline misses from the athletes. However, still keeping up the hopes alive is badminton seeded players Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu.

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Both the players entered the quarter-finals on Monday. Ninth-seeded Sindhu won in straight sets 21-13, 21-15 against Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu-Ying. She will be facing Wang Yihan of China who is second seeded in the next game.

K Srikanth defeated the world no 5 Jan Jorgensen of Denmark making his entry into quarter-finals. The 11th seeded player will be facing China’s Lin Dan, two-times Olympic champion in quarters.

Indias boxing hope Vikas ended his Rio journey after losing against Uzbekistan pugilist Bektemir Melikuziev 0-3.

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Lalita Babar disappointed as she finished 10th in women’s 3000 m steeplechase.

Indian Athletes sprinter Srabani Nanda and triple jumper Renjith Maheshwary failed to proceed further from initial rounds.

Ravinder Khatri Indian wrestler was defeated by Viktor Lorincz of Hungary. Lorincz performed in a much better way than his Indian counterpart.

Rio Olympics 2016 Day 7 Highlights: Tennis Mixed Doubles to Bag a Medal for India

Rio Olympics 2016 Day 7 Highlights

Rio Olympics 2016 Day 7 Highlights: With the United States gaining maximum medals in the list, Rio Olympics has seen some world record breakers on Day 7.

Michael Phelps has shocked by settling for a silver medal in the 100m Butterfly final on Saturday. Schooling of Singapore received gold in the event this is his first one in Olympics.

Murray and Nadal both squeak into semi-finals in tennis.

Chinese women set a world record in track team Olympic track cycling women’s team sprint final clocked 31. 98 seconds.

Ku Bon-chan of South Korea won gold in men’s individual archery

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Rio Olympics 2016 Day 7 Highlights

Boxing

Vikas Krishna enters quarter finals and is a win away to get a medal for India. 24-year-old Indian boxer has defeated Turkey’s Sipal Onder 3-0 to advance comfortably to the next round of men’s 75KG middleweight boxing.

Tennis

Tennis duo Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, won their quarters match 6-4 against Britain unseeded pair  Andy Murray and Heather Watson.

The Indian pair seemed to be dominating from the beginning. The pair will be playing in semi-finals, and a bronze medal is sure for India after all the hardships.

Indian shuttlers, singles players Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth, made a winning start to their campaign with the opening matches.

After the cheers from boxing and tennis events there lays a long list to get disappointed.

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Hockey

Hockey India team couldn’t turn their 2 point lead into a win. The lower ranked Canadian team held to a 2-2 draw. However in pool b matches hockey team is at 3rd place.

Shooting

Olympic medalist Gagan Narang and Chain Singh couldn’t enter into qualifiers of the 50-meter Rifle event, there by exiting from the event.

Athletics

Indian athletes had a very short journey with Vikas Gowda finishing at 28th place in men’s discuss throw. The same continued with Shot putter Manpreet Kaur and Jinson Johnson.

Badminton

Women’s doubles team  Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa lost to Dutch pairing of Eefje Muskens-Selena Piek 16-21, 21-16, 17-21. This is a second loss to the Indian women’s doubles team. The first was against Indonesian top ranked Indonesian pairing straight sets. This ended the hope of entering quarterfinals.

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Men’s doubles pair  Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy also got defeated against number two ranked Indonesian pair Ahsan Mohammad and Setiawan Hendra (18-21, 13-21) the Indian players will be playing their next match against Japan’ K. Hayakawa and H. Endo on 14th August 2016.

Archery

The last hope in archery also got ended up with Athanu Das slipping crucial chances to reach pre-quarterfinal at Rio Olympics. After showing consistent performance in the opening rounds, he tasted defeat. Athanu lost at 4-6 to Olympic gold medallist World No.8 Lee Seung-Yun from South Korea.